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More than 90% of our families receive reduced tuition packages!

Lawrence School offers $1.2M annually in need-based assistance to students who qualify. In addition, most Lawrence families utilize Ohio Department of Education’s Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship to significantly reduce their tuition.

Jon Peterson Scholarship

What is the Jon Peterson Scholarship?

If your child has a finalized Individualized Education Plan (IEP) from their school district of residence, they automatically qualify for Ohio Department of Education’s Jon Peterson Special Needs (JPSN) Scholarship. This state program gives parents of children on IEPs the choice to send their child to a specialized educational program other than the one operated by their public school.

The amount of each scholarship is based on the category of eligibility identified on the student's Evaluation Team Report (ETR). Students with learning differences typically qualify for $10,000 annually. Click here to learn more.

How do I apply?

Our families don't need to worry about the paperwork! Nearly 90% of Lawrence students receive scholarships from the Ohio Department of Education, so we have a special team of school psychologists who are tasked with navigating the application and renewal processes.

After a student is admitted to Lawrence, our Office of Student Advocacy and Support Services will handle all of the paperwork involved. In addition, this office serves as the liaison between Lawrence and your public school. They help to interpret Lawrence’s procedures, supports, and programs, coordinate the ETR and IEP processes, and advocate for student needs.

Tuition Assistance

What is tuition assistance?

Lawrence School receives grants and private donations that enable us to annually award $1.2M in tuition assistance to families who demonstrate financial need. Through this process, approximately 33% of Lawrence families are offered awards that lower their tuition. These awards typically range from $1,000–$15,000 up to a maximum of a 50% tuition reduction.

How do I apply?

We use a confidential third-party online application to objectively assess what a family is able to contribute toward their child’s education. Applicants are asked to submit federal income tax returns, W-2 forms, and supporting documentation for non-taxable income. This assessment takes into consideration total household income, the family’s assets (homes, vehicles, savings, mutual funds, etc.), debt, and how much the family pays for educational expenses for all their children. Additional necessary expenses (medical, childcare, etc.) are also considered.

After an applicant is accepted to Lawrence School, our internal tuition assistance committee reviews the assessment results and determines award offers. The applicant’s demonstrated need, our total tuition assistance budget, and the needs of our entire applicant pool are all taken into account.

Our tuition assistance application can be found here.

2021-22 Tuition

How much is Lawrence tuition for the 2021-22 year?

Grade Tuition After $10,025 Peterson Scholarship is AppliedAfter JPSN Scholshp. After Tuition Assistance is AppliedAfter Tuition Asst.
Kindergarten $19,607 $9,582 Varies by family
1 $24,063 $14,038 Varies by family
2 $25,044 $15,019 Varies by family
3 $26,024 $15,999 Varies by family
4 $27,005 $16,980 Varies by family
5 $27,985 $17,960 Varies by family
6 $28,965 $18,940 Varies by family
7 $29,946 $19,921 Varies by family
8 $30,926 $20,901 Varies by family
9 $31,906 $21,881 Varies by family
10 $32,886 $22,861 Varies by family
11 $33,866 $23,841 Varies by family
12 $34,846 $24,821 Varies by family

Additional fees apply, including: scholarship processing, extracurricular activities, field trips, technology, etc.

529 Plan
A 529 Plan is traditionally a college savings plan that offers tax and financial aid benefits to families. However, you may now use 529 Plans towards K-12 tuition.

Tax Incentives
Some families are able to deduct tuition costs from their federal income taxes. Learn more here.

What does the average family pay?

Currently, 33% of our families receive need-based tuition assistance and nearly 90% receive funding from the Ohio Department of Education. Every family’s circumstance is different, making it difficult to provide exact out-of-pocket estimates. However, if you contact the Office of Admissions, we’d be happy to discuss your situation and give you a general idea of what you could expect to pay.

Is there a discount for siblings?

We encourage families interested in enrolling multiple students to apply for tuition assistance. The number of dependents and their educational expenses weigh heavily in assistance decisions.

Does Lawrence offer payment plans?

Yes. Lawrence families can choose to pay their tuition in full, by semester, or monthly.

Wondering about the cost of a Lawrence education?

Inquire today! A representative from the Office of Admission will contact you to tell you more about our program and our tuition assistance offerings.

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Notice of Non-discrimination
Lawrence School welcomes students, staff, and Board members of all ages, races, colors, religions, nationalities, genders, sexual orientation, gender identity, handicap, national, or ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available at the School. The School does not discriminate in administration of its education or admission policies, hiring practices, tuition assistance, or other school administered programs.

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